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November 09, 2007 10:59 ET

Unite wins union recognition at Derry News, Northern Ireland

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2007) - Following a sustained organising campaign in Derry News, part of the River Media Group, the Industrial Court in Northern Ireland has granted Unite the Union recognition.

The Derry News was established in February 2001 and was acquired by River Media in July 2006. Over the last six years Derry News has grown from a small family concern to a prosperous business and union membership has grown with it.

Steve Sibbald, Unite National Officer for Newspapers, said:

"This is another step in continuing the re-recognition of unions within the newspaper industry throughout the UK and Northern Ireland."

Unite Representative at The Derry News, Cathy Feeney, said:

"We currently have over 65% membership and we expect more to join once the recognition agreement has been signed. We now have members in every department from printing to sales and administration and I am sure that we can create an organisation that will deliver real benefits to our new members."

Joanne McWilliams, Unite Regional Organiser, said:

"This Organising campaign was a great success for the members and could not have succeeded without their support and indeed, involvement throughout. It only goes to prove that member lead campaigns work."

Contact Information

  • Steve Sibbald
    07860 538537
    Ashraf Choudhury
    in the Unite Press Office
    020 7420 8914 or 07980 224761